The remaining five films in competition add significantly to the Asian content of this year's Berlin festival and put increased emphasis on the Holocaust.

The new additions, which complete the line-up, are headed by Chinese-German co-production Blind Shaft (Mang Jing), a first feature by documentary director Li Yang. The film about daily life in an open-cast mine is understood to have been strongly sought by Cannes.

Another big Asian production is Zhou Yu's Train, a Gong Li and Tony Leung Ka Fai-starring romance by Sun Zhou, which screens out of competition.

New to the line up are Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me, a Spanish-Canadian deathbed drama, and Rolf De Heer's thriller Alexandra's Project.

Chief selector Dieter Kosslick, confirmed previously reported competition slots for Pieter Kramer's Dutch musical Yes Nurse, No Nurse (Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster) and Michael Winterbottom's refugee tale In This World.

Additional out-of competition special screenings go to Thomas Vinterberg's Its All About Love; Lone Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself; Marceline Loridan-Ivens, tale of deportation to Auschwitz A Birch Tree Meadow (La Petite Prairie Aux Bouleaux), which stars festival honouree Anouk Aimee; Atom Egoyan's Ararat; Jeff Kanew Holocaust tale Babij Jar; and the Wim Wenders presented Chekov adaptation Three Days Of Rain, by Michael Meredith.

Complete Berlin 2003 competition line up
Goodbye, Lenin! Dir: Wolfgang Becker (Germany)
Der Alte Affe Angst (Angst) Dir: Oskar Roehler(Germany)
Distant Lights (In Lichter) Dir: Hans-Christian Schmid (Germany)
Spare Parts (Rezervni Deli) Dir: Damjan Kozole (Slovenia)
I'm Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura) Dir: Gabriele Salvatores (Italy)
The Flower Of Evil (La Fleur Du Mal) Dir: Claude Chabrol (France)
Son Frere Dir: Patrice Chereau (France)
Petites Coupures Dir: Pascal Bonitzer (France)
Madame Brouette Dir: Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal)
The Life of David Gale Dir: Alan Parker (US-UK)
Adaptation Dir: Spike Jonze (US)
The Hours Dir: Stephen Daldry (US)
Solaris Dir: Steven Soderbergh (US)
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind Dir: George Clooney (US)
The 25th Hour Dir: Spike Lee (US)
The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) Dir: Yoji Yamada (Japan)
Hero (Ying Xiong) Dir: Zhang Yimou's (China)
Blind Shaft (Mang Jing) Dir: Li Yang (China)
My Life Without Me Dir: Isabel Coixet (Spain-Canada)
Yes Nurse, No Nurse (Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster ) Dir: Pieter Kramer (Netherlands)
In This World
Dir: Michael Winterbottom (UK)
Alexandra's Project Dir: Rolf De Heer (Australia)

Out of competition
Zhou Yu's Train (Zhou Yu De Huoche) Dir: Sun Zhou (China-HK-US)

Special Screenings
Its All About Love Dir: Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself Dir: Lone Scherfig (Denmark)
A Birch Tree Meadow (La Petite Prairie Aux Bouleaux) Dir: Marceline Loridan-Ivens (Netherlands)
Ararat Dir: Atom Egoyan
Babij Jar Dir: Jeff Kanew
Three Days Of Rain Dir: Michael Meredith.

Opening film - out of competition
Chicago Dir: Rob Marshall (US)

Closing film - out of competition
Gangs Of New York Dir: Martin Scorsese (US)